Immigrants came here because we weren’t happy in the countries of our birth. Putting thousands of miles between us and the places where we grew up, setting up in a new environment with different traditions, culture and language, was hard. We didn’t go through all that just to change America into the countries we came from.
When we read a speech by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, describing how his immigrant working-class parents were able to start him on the path to fulfilling his American dream, we fight back tears. He speaks for all of us.
I believe that most immigrants thank this nation for the opportunity. We want to strengthen, not weaken our chosen nation or transform it into the socialist or corrupt places we left behind.
Pablo Vitaver, Fort Lauderdale